About this winery
Sena, is a signal of the world and the culmination of a vision shared by two families of wines who have joined their dreams and their efforts to give birth to the first wine Icon of Chile. In 1995, Napa Valley Industry Manager Robert Mondavi and Eduardo Chadwick of Vina Errazuriz kicked off the first strategic alliance of the Chilean wine industry to create a unique wine that captures the essence of grapes.
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Deep ruby red with a crimson hue, Sena 2014 is an extremely complex wine that reveals a profound, layered and intense bouquet of red fruit including raspberry, red cherry combined with cedar, bay leaf, dill and subtle tobacco notes and a touch of anise, all framed by light aromas of cocoa and clove. The palate is rich, concentrated and full-bodied exhibiting abundant, youthful, yet supple tannins and a refined lingering finish.
Property owned by Mr. Eduardo Chadwick. Selection of grapes from the best vineyards of the Aconcagua Valley. The climate of the region can easily become very hot in the afternoon with fresh winds from the coast and cool nights. These differences in temperature results in a long maturation season and brings a great complexity of flavors to the grapes. All parcels are at an altitude ranging from 290 to 500 meters.
The grapes were harvested by hand at maturity and were gently pressed. The fermentation happens in thermo-regulated vats, at a temperature of 24 ° to 28 ° Celsius with daily pumping over, and a part of the must (6%) was fermented in one year barrels . After 14 to 27 days of maceration, the wine is transferred to 75% new French casks to complete the malolactic
fermentation. The wine then stays in barrels for a period of 22 months before bottling and further refinement of 12 months in bottles.